Friday, August 9, 2019

The Hawaii Center for AIDS presented research works at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference in HIV Science held in Mexico City in July 2019.
Dr. Lishomwa Ndhlovu co-chaired a session at the HIV/Hepatitis B Cure symposium. He also presented a poster on methamphetamine use and T-cell exhaustion in HIV.
Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco with “The Berlin Patient,” Timothy Brown, the first patient cured of HIV.
Dr. Cecilia Shikuma, director of the Hawaii Center for AIDS, and Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco standing in front of the research poster on CD4 T-cell exhaustion and mitochondrial dysfunction.
Brooks Mitchell, PhD candidate, presented a poster on HIV reservoir and neurocognitive impairment.
Abstracts available at:

Sunday, June 30, 2019

28th Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk

The Hawaii Center for AIDS joined the community at the 28th Annual Honolulu AIDS Walk held at Kapiolani Park on June 30, 2019.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Scientific Publishing Seminar

Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco was invited by the Philippine Society for Medical Oncology and Merck Philippines to deliver a talk on scientific writing and publishing.

Dr. Gangcuangco is an HIV researcher for the Hawaii Center for AIDS and has published over 50 scientific abstracts and international peer-reviewed journal articles. He has served as a peer-reviewer for various journals, including The Lancet HIV, The British Medical Journal, and Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Expanding Research Collaborations with the Philippines

(From left to right: Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Franco Teves, Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco, Dean Clowe Jandonero, and Vice Dean Mimmie Mamauag)

Dr. Gangcuangco delivered a lecture on HIV pathogenesis and chronic complications of HIV at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in November 29, 2018. The invitation was extended by Prof. Clowe Jondonero, Dean of the MSU-IIT College of Nursing as part of their international lecture series with the theme Advancing Nursing Practice in the 21st Century
The lecture was attended by more than 200 nursing students, faculty members, and Dr. Franco Teves, Vice Chancellor for Research of MSU-IIT. Other guests include fellow Balik (returning) Scientists of the Department of Science and Technology, Prof. Arnie Alguno and Prof. Arnold Lubguban.
The Philippines is experiencing the fastest-growing HIV epidemic in the western Pacific region, registering more than 1,000 new HIV cases per month. Research collaborations on HIV pathogenesis and prevention are warranted to help curb the epidemic.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018

HIV Awareness discussion with veteran broadcaster Ms. Melly Tenorio

Dr. Louie Mar Gangcuangco served as a guest at Atraksiyon Integrasyon program of Radyo Pilipinas which aired on July 15, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Dr. Gangcuangco talks about HIV testing and prevention in DWDD

Dr. Gangcuangco discusses the importance of early HIV testing and methods of HIV prevention in the radio program 'Kasama Ka Kaibigan' with Mr. Rommell San Pascual and Mr. Redentor Oro (July 10, 2018)